Our Let’s Talk Small Business show on February 3rd 2015 featured Mr. Sylvester Johnson, Senior Manager Supplier Diversity of Home Depot, and Ms. Sylvia Nealy-David, the Principal Managing Consultant for Human and Technology Capital Advisors, LLC, and chair of the MBEIC. This show announced the MBEIC Kickoff event where Mr. Johnson will be the keynote speaker discussing the importance of Tier II opportunities in the corporate supply chain. Bringing more than 17 years of corporate experience at Home Depot, he shares a comprehensive view on the current minority business landscape in Georgia and identifies strategies for success with Tier II opportunities. This year the MBEIC focus will be on educating all MBE’s on the importance of Tier II , and how to maximize resources for growth and capacity building. Please join Sylvia and the entire MBEIC leadership for an exciting meeting as they kick off the year on February 16th, 2015 from 9-11 am at Georgia Power. We look forward to seeing you there, and helping you “Realize Tomorrow.”
Sylvester Johnson / The Home Depot
Sylvester Johnson leads The Home Depot’s efforts to tap into small, minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses. He drives internal processes and functions as the external liaison to ensure The Home Depot forms mutually beneficial partnerships with small and diverse businesses. This allows The Home Depot to deliver innovative products and services and superb customer service, which ultimately increases shareholder value.
Sylvester joined The Home Depot in 1997 and has served in a variety of positions during his 17 year career at the company including Manager for Home Depot Tool and Truck Rental, Sr. Manager Inventory Planning & Replenishment, Sr. Manager Multi- Channel Integration and eBusiness Inventory Manager in the HD.com organization. He has also held key roles in Strategic Finance, Logistics Finance and Supply Chain. Prior to beginning his corporate career Sylvester spent several years working in The Home Depot stores as a Department Manager.
Sylvester is a graduate of Alabama State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. He currently serves on the advisory boards for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council. He is also a member of the NMSDC Retail Industry Group and the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Corporate Brain Trust.
Sylvia Nealy David / Human & Technology Capital Advisors, LLC
Sylvia Nealy David is the Managing Principal with Human and Technology Capital Advisors, a premier Human Capital Management consulting and solution implementation firm, specializing in the implementation of human capital management strategy utilizing technology. She is an International HR Executive with over 20 years of experience in human capital management. Sylvia has led international and national HR organizations in North America, South America, Southern and Central Europe for profit and non-profit organizations. She has experience in higher education, financial services, and the healthcare industries. Her expertise includes strategic human resources leadership and evaluation, total rewards management, workforce planning & diversity implementation, mergers & acquisitions, corporate compliance, leadership development, talent management, performance management and organizational design & development.
Sylvia is a pioneer in Human Capital Management. She developed an HR Capabilities Model. This model has established standard competencies for measuring HR effectiveness and efficiency. Sylvia has held several leadership roles with in human resources management. Prior to Human and Technology Capital Advisors, Sylvia was the Vice President for Human Resources for Morehouse School of Medicine, Global Vice President of HR at Habitat for Humanity International, and various leadership roles with Emory and Synovus Financial Corp.
Sylvia serves on the Board of Director, (HR Committee) for the Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta, and is a Mentor for Pathbuilders, Inc. In addition, she serves as the Chair of (MBEIC) Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee for the NMSDC Georgia Affiliate Council, a member of the Board of Directors for the NMSDC Georgia Affiliate Council, and an appointee of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Advisory Council. Sylvia is also Chair of the Small Business Council Community Committee.